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Californication Casts Marilyn Manson

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 11:  Muscian Marilyn Manson arrives at the 2012 Revolver Golden Gods Award Show at Club Nokia on April 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Californication has enlisted Marilyn Manson to appear in its upcoming sixth — ! — season, Showtime announced today. Manson will be playing himself, which is sort of a letdown. Wouldn't it be more fun if he were playing a college dean or something? Showing some range? The new season finds Hank writing a rock opera, though we'll never understand how he squeezes in work given how busy he must be carousing and womanizing.

Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images